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Sierra Fact Sheet

Release: Summer 2001
Developer: Click Entertainment
Format: PC

Product Overview:
Japanese mythology and fast-paced action make Throne of Darkness a must-have title for action-oriented RPG fans. Ben Haas and Doron Gartner, founders of Click Entertainment and Diablo team alumni, have taken action-oriented role-playing to a new level, invigorating the genre with a new visual style, groundbreaking multiplayer capability, and advanced martial tactics.

Guide your seven unique samurai as they seek to overthrow the evil that has overtaken the kingdom and avenge their slain Daimyo. From the gates of the clan citadel to the spire of the Dark Warlord's castle, you'll face more than 30 varieties of fantastic creatures from Japanese myth, including legions of undead warriors, fearsome demons, and giant dragons - all animated in breathtaking 16-bit color. Ten unique levels and dozens of side quests combine to create a truly original combat experience.

Throne of Darkness introduces an innovative multi-character control interface that allows for the simultaneous command of up to four characters through a series of tactical "plays," or formations. Each play is designed to combine the unique strengths of each samurai - such as the ranged attacks of the archer and the two-sword technique of the berserker - into a distinct tactical advantage. Play calling allows for a high level of control and coordination between the player and computer-controlled samurai never before seen in the genre.

In Throne of Darkness' multiplayer mode, up to 35 simultaneous players vie for the mantle of Dark Warlord in a king-of-the-hill style competition. Through competition and cooperation, four clans of seven samurai challenge the Dark Warlord, his seven lieutenants, and his countless minions, all of which can be controlled by a human player. Once the Dark Warlord is defeated, the conquering team becomes the new warlord.

Features:

  • Action-oriented role-playing game with intense single-player campaign
  • Play as seven samurai character types, each with distinct abilities and attributes
  • Control up to four characters at once via a unique "play-calling" feature
  • Excecute more than 20 advanced tactical commands (or "plays") via simple keystrokes
  • Explore ten huge environments inhabited by more than 30 varieties of creatures
  • More than 80 spell-types are at your disposal
  • Create and name your own magical weapons and armor
  • Character and level design inspired by Japanese mythology
  • Full multiplayer support for 35 simultaneous players, Internet play powered by Flipside
  • Three types of multiplayer gaming for both cooperative and competitive play
  • Full 16-bit color and 800x600 resolution

 

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